Well the 2nd of the laptops failed as I suspected it was going to do. I thought it was a bad hard drive but after swapping it out with another one I suspect it is probably the disk controller. This time it did result in some data loss but not that bad – thank goodness! I’ve got all my data and Firefox/Thunderbird profiles restored back to the main home computer so I’m in pretty good shape now. On the down side we are now a one computer family – Oh the horror 😉 – so I don’t have as much of an opportunity to blog.